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CHICAGO, ILLINOIS

The Art of Empires at the Art Institute of Chicago

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Program #21015RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Easy
While all of our learning adventures offer extraordinary value, our "Best Value" programs were rated by our participants themselves who thought their dollar went particularly far.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.

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Annie Morse

Annie Morse is a senior lecturer in museum education and liaison to the academic community at the Chicago Art Institute. An adjunct lecturer since 1996, she joined the Department of Museum Education in 2005. Annie works with museum education summer interns, coordinates the annual graduate student Seminar, and curates the Art Institute's Chicago-area artist lecture series. She is also an independent curator who has worked with the Contemporary Arts Council and the Hyde Park Art Center.

Dr. Margaret Farr

Dr. Margaret Farr earned her Ph.D. in art history from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she specialized in 19th-century French art. A senior lecturer in the Art Institute’s Department of Museum Education, Dr. Farr previously worked as the assistant director of education at the Museum of Contemporary Art. She has also worked as a freelance lecturer, editor and evaluator.

Kate Kelley

Kate Kelley is the Museum Education Fellow at the Art Institute of Chicago. Prior to coming to the Art Institute in November 2008, she worked as the school and family programs coordinator at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, and held positions in education at various other art institutions. Kate also served as the Art Institute's Woman's Board Fellow and Samuel H. Kress Foundation Fellow in Museum Education.

Dr. David Stark

Dr. David Stark is the director of adult programs, administration, and interpretive media, and is the interim Woman's Board endowed executive director of Museum Education at the Art Institute of Chicago. David received his Ph.D. in art history from Ohio State University, and his essays on social realism in 19th century Belgian painting have appeared in Europe and the U.S. David has also served as assistant professor at the University of Minnesota.

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Lucas Livingston

Lucas Livingston is assistant director, senior programs at the Art Institute of Chicago and directs all Road Scholar programs at the museum. He received his bachelor’s from Notre Dame in ancient civilization and German, his master’s from the University of Chicago’s Committee on the Ancient Mediterranean World and has also studied at Universität Innsbruck and the American University in Cairo. Lucas’s previous roles at the Art Institute were in the Ancient Art Department and Asian Art.

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5 nights of accommodations
13 meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners
10 Expert-led lectures
7 Field trips

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